Sayings Archive

The following are the sayings and prayers that appear on the sidebar of the site:

 

Waking up Full of Awesome;
There was a time when you were five years old ( you pick your age)
and you woke up full of awesome
You knew you were awesome
You loved yourself
You thought you were beautiful,
even with missing teeth and messy hair and mismatched socks inside your grubby sneakers.
you thought you were strong.
You knew you were smart.
Do you still have it?
The awesome.
Did someone take it from you?
Did you let them?
Did you hand it over, because someone told you you weren't beautiful enough, thin enough, smart enough,
good enough?
Why the hell would you listen to them?
Did you consider they might be full of shit?
Wouldn't that be nuts, to tell my little girl below that in another five or ten years she might hate herself
because she doesn't look like a starving and Photoshopped fashion model?
Or even more bizarre, that she should be sexy over smart, beautiful over bold?
Are you freaking kidding me?
Look at her. She is full of awesome. (look at yourself so are you!)
You were, once(still are). Maybe you still are in the process of getting it back (the awesome is alive and well inside of you).
All I know is that if you aren't waking up feeling like this about yourself, you are really missing out.

 

Exercise/ Prayer/support of my Spiritual approach:

I recommend Mindfullness, living in the present and forgiveness. I encourage and invite you to read the short reflection of "I Am" and then move into the practice taken from Richard Rohr's daily meditation:
I was regretting the past and fearing the future. Suddenly my Lord was speaking.
"MY NAME IS I AM"
He paused. I waited. He continued,
"WHEN YOU LIVE INTHE PAST WITH ITS MISTAKES AND REGRETS, ITS HARD. I AM NOT THERE. MY NAME IS NOT I WAS."
WHEN YOU LIVE IN THE FUTURE, WITH ALL ITS PROBLEMS AND FEARS, ITS HARD. I AM NOT THERE. MY NAME IS NOT I WILL BE.
WHEN YOU LIVE IN THIS MOMENT IT IS NOT HARD. I AM HERE. MY NAME IS I AM."

 

I am a hole in a flute that the Christ breath moves through – listen to the music   Hafiz

Silence reminds me to take my soul with me wherever I go.

Forgiveness is the abandon of a different past.

We are saved by standing consciously inside the forcefield that is Christ
Not by getting it right in our private selves.

The best criticism of the Bad is the practice of the Better.

Preach the good news at all times and only when necessary “use words”.

You’ve got to love like you’ve never been hurt
You’ve got to sing like there’s nobody listening
You’ve got to live like its heaven on earth.

Religion is lived by people who are afraid of hell. Spirituality is lived by people who have been through hell and come out enlightened.

Faith is not belief without proof
Trust without reservation.

A woman’s heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find her.